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10 min exposure, half of which the outside light was on to lend some light to the satellite dish.

Lots of stars at my parent's place as there is no real light pollution (nearest decent size town is 50kms away, nearest city 100kms).

Still on holiday, just thought I'd log in quickly and upload a photo :)

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View all photos taken: Thursday, 3rd July 2008, This photo: 7:13pm

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  • Xenedis said:
    A benefit of using telephoto lenses for star trails is that the trails are longer, as they cross more pixels and are larger within the frame.
  • David de Groot said:
    Quite so :)
  • s.westhead (Simon) said:
    You just can't keep away can you?
  • David de Groot said:
    What me ? ;-)
  • -Gadabout- said:
    "Hello my name is David and I am a Flick addict"
    Great shot :D
  • s.westhead (Simon) said:
    See! i told you.
  • petepothole said:
    Great shot David! Hope you are enjoying your Holiday!
  • Lushpup Images said:
    cool - the dish is a nice addition
  • Scruba Images said:
    How did you go keeping the camera warm to fend off the fogging lens?
    Great shot and composition of the dish is great.
  • David de Groot said:
    hehe no if I was a flickr addict, I'd have spent time catching up on everyone's streams while on holidays.
    I did indeed Pete - back now.
    Thanks :)
    Ah, well it was relatively warm (I had a t-shirt on) and the humidity was quite low (38% or so), and 10 mins isn't much with regards to lens fogging - I also had the hood on, so that would have helped any dew issues.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    s.westhead clearly he's still in the denial stage!!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Bah, isn't that a river in Egypt ?
  • s.westhead (Simon) said:
    @ Gadabout
    You bet ya.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Dave, it's unanimous you're an addict!!! ha ha :)
  • David de Groot said:
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    I can't get enough of star trails. :)
  • David de Groot said:
    They are pretty cool :)
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    BTW, when you do your star trail long exposures do you turn the noise processing off and then de-noise on your PC, or leave it on with your camera hoping the battery won't run out before it's completed?
  • David de Groot said:
    Well for the digital ones, I've only ever gone to 10 mins or so, and thus leave the NR on (in-camera), but load up the battery grip with both batteries beforehand.
    On the film SLR, it doesn't matter :)